10 top tips to boost your planning chances

    • Plans — good surveys and scale drawings
    • Design and access statement — an outline of the business, plus the size, construction and how the development will be accessed
    • Designation — is the build in greenbelt land, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a national park?
    • Listed buildings — If your property is Listed building consent may be required in addition to planning permission
    • Pasture management — you may also need to submit plans covering this
    • Residential amenity — you have to address the impact on neighbours
    • Structural issues — are the buildings structurally sound?
    • Access — you may need a report on the impact on traffic
    • Biodiversity — will the build affect protected species?
    • Muck — this cannot be allowed to pollute water sources

      For the full feature on understanding planning rules, see the current issue of Horse & Hound (18 August, 2011)

    You may like...